Sunday, 7 June 2009

DIY obsession: shoes

Before I continue the series on the coolest stylists in the music/creative industry, I thought I could mention briefly how this whole thing of DIY-ing is about to climb to the top of my list of new obsessions (along with comics that have angry women as main characters, and horror films). Every time I look at my own shoes and clothes I think they can be improved/changed in some way - which is probably a result of working with vintage clothes that need to be mended, mixed with a constant eagerness to be creative in some way. There's something very satisfying about working on something you love already and making it cooler, with a touch of your own in it.

So I recently realised I love customising shoes. A couple of weeks ago me and The Boyfriend had a shoot with a band called The Raucous Jays, and it gave me the chance to play around with feathers and chains.

I started out with these New Look's high-heeled glads and sewed gold chains all around it.


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Then, my favourites: feather boots. I wrapped a row of beautiful black feathers with an emerald sheen to it around Jemma's own boots trimmed in black sequins to give it a more rock'n'roll feel to it.



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Now I want to customise ALL my shoes. I wonder what effect fake hair extensions would give to a pair of sandals....

14 comments:

  1. love this. going to feature this in my blog.

    http://holyfatt.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  2. Wow, these DIYs are amazing! You are super talented!

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  3. wow, this is very creative. I just came across your blog, and I love it!!!! ;]

    I just started a fashion blog, and I could use some constructive criticism or tips. check it out & let me know. :] thanks..

    thrillingthreads.blogspot.com

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  4. You are amazing. These DIY styles are fabulous. They look like something you would spend a fortune on at a designer boutique! :)

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  5. OMG you are amazing! so glad I found you via links ala mode! :)

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  6. oh, pretty flattered with all the comments, thanks ladies! :))

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  7. just saw your website from a link of Debutante clothing. Loved, loved loved your ideas for shoes! I think your ideas are great! Im searching for a storefront and love to get new ideas, might have to steal yours! Keep up the great ideas, Love Shawna

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  8. Wow - very creative! I love the feathers :)
    x

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  9. wow. these are both really great! i really want to try the chain version.

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  10. Amazing!!! I'm featuring this on my blog: www.littlemissfashionangel.blogspot.com

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